Grants

Foundation provides more than $1.5 million to improve children’s health

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation committed $1,511,589 in grant and directed funding in its latest grant round. The projects funded included efforts to improve children’s oral health, reduce food insecurity, address childhood trauma and increase opportunities for healthy eating or active living. The Foundation makes grants for terms ranging from one to three years. […]

Report outlines benefit of outreach to those who need help buying food in NH

The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute has produced a new analysis of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, and explores New Hampshire’s effectiveness in enrolling beneficiaries in the program compared to neighboring states. The program supports the nutritional needs of individuals and families facing economic hardships and limited incomes. In […]

New report analyzes Monadnock Region food access

The Monadnock Region Food Access Analysis provides a comprehensive analysis of assets and gaps in children’s and families’ food security programs in the Monadnock Region. The analysis was conducted by Southwest Region Planning Commission during the spring of 2021 on behalf of the Monadnock Children’s Food Access Alliance (Alliance). A newly published report includes the […]

Growing community health and wealth through food

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, independent grocers in the Northeast were forced to adapt their businesses seemingly overnight. Simultaneously, food insecure shoppers faced increasing challenges to feeding their families. As founder and CEO at Fair Food Network Oran Hesterman wrote in his May 2020 op-ed, “This pandemic is giving […]

Six organizations awarded Spring 2021 grants

In its Spring grant round the Foundation awarded six organizations support totaling $210,000. Recipients included: Amoskeag Health, Manchester – $60,000 over three years to combine home visiting with increased access to food through awareness of federally funded nutrition programs and cooking classes. Granite United Way – $20,000 for SNAP enrollment training for agency staff in […]